NZMSM curriculum is designed by the NZ Modern School of Music Practical Exam Advisory Board which includes managers and examiners from across the country. They meet regularly and continually review and assess the current exam material and learning material that makes up our curriculum.
This curriculum is only available through the NZ Modern School of Music Auckland and has been a huge success over the years. Our courses are tailored to your instrument and ability. NZ Modern School of Music books are only available to our teachers and pupils.
For Piano, first you will grow familiar with the concepts of notation and timing before attempting our Modern Piano Course. By the time you start the study of modern style piano you will have progressed through our piano books 1-5 and be ready to attempt new melodies and harmonies.
As you progress, you will start arranging pieces the way you like to play them, including lots of embellishments, fills, introductions and endings, runs within the piece etc. You will then start to write your own melody outlines which helps you to write your own music. You are encouraged to experiment and add your own harmony and bass lines after a short time.